Captain: Jiorgos Kourtelis
Born in 1971, Jiorgos began his sailing career when he was only 9 years old racing lasers, optimists and 4.70s.
He became a skipper when he was around 19 years old. Since then, he has sailed extensively the Mediterranean Sea, the Bahamas, Caribbean, the west coast of Africa, Pacific coast of Central America, and has crossed the Atlantic Ocean 12 times.
In 2001, he was decorated with the first- class medal of Honor by the Minister of Merchant Marine for his assisting role in the rescue mission of the passengers of the ferry boat Samina.
Today, he is an extremely well-experienced sailing and motor Yacht captain. He is very adaptable, easy-going and sociable and will make your sailing vacation the trip of your life time with his adventure stories and his helpful attitude! He loves water sports, flying ultra-light airplanes and building wooden models. He speaks fluently Greek, English and basic German.
Chef: Alekos Kontipanos
Alekos was born in 1975 in Athens. He has been working in the yachting industry already 20 years on private and charter yachts, sailing and motor yachts. He is a trained chef, creating wonderful dishes every day for his clients, amazing them with interesting flavors, combinations and presentations! He is very capable, adaptable and not only as a chef! But also in maintaining the yacht and helping the captain. He is quiet, hard working, talented and very responsible in his job. He concentrates on Mediterranean cuisine, but he has knowledge of Asian, Italian and French cuisine as well! He speaks Greek, Albanian and English.
Hostess: Blerta Shaho
Blerta is new to the yachting industry since this year. She is young, energetic and a fast learner. She studies Maritime Economics and Management and wanted to spend her summers learning more aspects of the yachting industry. She loves the sea, her new job and to socialize with her clients. She is friendly, professional, polite and attentive to her guests needs. She speaks Greek, Albanian, English and basic Italian. She loves photography and theater.
Joel, 36 years old, has been working in the yachting industry since 2006 for private and charter yachts, mostly motor yachts and luxury vessels. He is a very hard-working individual with an AB rank, and always kind, discreet and attentive to his guests’ needs.
Languages: Filipino, English & basic Greek